Former Buckeyes getting busy in NFL training camps

Former Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown makes the catch in the end zone for a touchdown during overtime against at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium on October 15, 2016. Brown on Thursday night became the first member of Ohio State's 2017 draft class to play in a preseason game.
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Former Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown makes the catch in the end zone for a touchdown during overtime against at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium on October 15, 2016. Brown on Thursday night became the first member of Ohio State's 2017 draft class to play in a preseason game.

Head coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football team kicked off practice Thursday in Columbus as several former Buckeyes are working in their new jobs, in the NFL.

Ohio State had seven players drafted in April and they’re spread around the league.

Cornerback Marshon Lattimore is with the Saints, seen here working against former Ohio State teammate and wide receiver Michael Thomas, who was a rookie with the Saints last season:

Safety Malik Hooker is with the Colts.

The Raiders drafted cornerback Gareon Conley.

Wide receiver/running back Curtis Samuel is expected to make an impact immediately with the Panthers.

Linebacker Raekwon McMillan is competing to start for the Dolphins.

The Vikings like center/guard Pat Elflein, and he may have a shot at starting for Minnesota.

Wide receiver Noah Brown Thursday night became the first member of Ohio State’s 2017 draft class to play in a preseason game. He didn’t have a catch for Dallas, which beat the Cardinals 20-18 in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio, as former Buckeye Rod Smith led all rushers with 64 yards on 18 rushes.

Brown faces longer odds with the Cowboys, who are deep at his position, but he’s making impressions.